When talking about Finland and Finnish things probably the first thing that comes to mind is the gorgeous nature with thousands of lakes and forests. You can enjoy those things no matter what time of the year it is or wherever you live. I’ve had the privilege to be able to visit our family’s cottage. The property was bought when I was six so I have a lot of incredible memories from there. Picture a quiet summer evening, warm sauna and refreshing water in the lake. That is perfection if you ask from me.
I’m extremely proud of saying that I’m from Finland. There is no shame behind that word. Finland is mostly a safe place to live and some researches say that we are the happiest people on Earth. It’s a huge privilege to be born and raised in Finland. I think I got a childhood and a life in general that many people from all around the world doesn’t get and only dream about. I’m so grateful of my Finnishness and I feel that sometimes we Finns take things for granted but we should appreciate everything Finland has given us as our homeland.